Friday, September 18, 2020 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Emerging Leaders Fireside Chat with Susana Meza

A one-on-one with the Vice President of Community Impact at Wintrust

Our monthly Fireside Chat is a fantastic opportunity for Emerging Leaders to learn from savvy business professionals, sharing tips, lessons learned, insights to the industry, and their personal story.

Emerging Leaders Chicago engages and develops the next generation of Chicagoland business leaders. For young professionals, it builds relationships, cultivates skills and talent, and creates an inclusive community of future leaders

Susana Meza

Vice President, Community Impact


Susana Meza launched community engagement efforts in 2011 for Wintrust, which later spun off as the Community Impact Division at Wintrust. Under her direction, the division maximizes reporting mechanisms, helps internal departments and banks individual banks with best practices on partner engagement, giving and helps lay the groundwork for impact. Previously she served as vice president of marketing for Wintrust. She is a founding member of the Wintrust Community Impact Council and serves on the boards of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and chair of the International Business Council on the Illinois Chamber of Commerce board.

Angel M. Nieves

Manager, Business Planning & Operations

Principal Sponsor for Vamos, a Latinx ERG at HERE

Angel M. Nieves is a business strategist and operations expert from Chicago, currently serving as a manager for location intelligence company HERE Technologies. Angel held various roles during a 15 year career in finance, product, and strategy, leading top-performing teams that elevate business operations and produce substantial financial results. He now helps aspiring professionals become influential industry leaders by unlocking their strengths to lead right where they are. Learn more at

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This event is a free online networking experience.